Junior Legal Counsel

  • DHL
  • Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 20, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Solicitor

Job Description

Company Overview:

As the world’s leading logistics company, DHL provides a diverse range of exciting job challenges around the globe with locations in 220 different countries. We touch approximately 5 % of the global trade volume through our extensive network and infrastructure. We recognize logistics is much more than moving things from A to B. It’s about maintaining and strengthening production flows all over the world. It’s about improving, inspiring, and growing, every day. Our belief is in providing the best logistics to make life a little bit easier and better for everyone.

In Global Business Services, we are the internal Deutsche Post DHL services division that provides support services to all Group divisions. We cluster key services functions such as Finance, IT, Consulting, Legal, Risk & Insurance, Real Estate and Human Resources and employ approximately 20,000 staff across five continents. The GBS advantage lies in leveraging the internal cross-functional professionals who understand core logistics business and enable business units to have more time to focus on core operations.

 

Junior Legal Counsel Position

 

Description:

DHL is seeking a highly skilled Junior Legal Counsel with a minimum of 3+ years of experience to review and negotiate a variety of contracts and transactions and to ensure compliance with Laws and Company policies. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to provide the following:

(a) prepare, draft, and analyze agreements and contract terms related to a variety of customer, vendor, trade, commercial, real estate, financial, and operational matters to protect DHL’s legal and business interests;

(b) manage matters related to corporate governance and key business initiatives;

(c) assist with management of global DHL customer base as required;

(d) provide general legal advice to clients served, and advise members of the business on legal and related risks associated;

(e) Research, analyze and interpret case law, court reports and proposed/existing laws and regulations to prepare reports on their impact on organization’s operations

(f) work as member of a team defending and representing DHL’s interest;

(g) deliver trainings on legal topics relevant to the business, and advise business on legal trends and developing areas of law;

(h) possess advanced and well-developed skills and knowledge within the contracts/transactions area with the ability to integrate theory and principals with DHL’s practices, policies, and precedents;

(i) provide guidance to other legal team members as required; and

(j) perform other duties in support of the Legal Department, as assigned.



 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • B.A. (from an accredited university)
  • Common Law degree (from an accredited law school)
  • Contracts and real estate experience
  • Customs, transportation and data privacy legislation knowledge an asset
  • Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner; must work well with minimal supervision and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office and database systems
  • Detail oriented, capable of handling heavy, multi-layered client, and be extremely responsive to tight turn around schedules for many transactions in various stages of development
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive attitude
  • Flexible team player and ability to build rapport with key internal stakeholders
  • English and French speaking preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and believe we will gain through the recruitment and development of staff who represent the broad diversity of the Canadian workforce.